Author: Steven Marx

Move in Day: Kitchen Remodel Part 8

Yes, I’ve shortened the title, Trin was tired of reading all those words. But on to other matters. It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like a Kitchen In many ways, anyway. We can’t cook in it yet, but we can start storing things there. This week they finished putting in the cabinets,...

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Peoria Restaurant Review: Mi Familia

That thing where you pick the paint store that’s closest to your favorite Mexican restaurant so you can go there for lunch? Yeah, we did that yesterday. Authentic Mexican Food in an Authentic Mexican Restaurant When it comes to our favorite Mexican restaurant in Peoria, there’s a split in our family....

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Cabinets! The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 7

Really, that’s all there is to say. They’re still in the middle of putting them in, and finishing prepping the drywall in the bathroom for painting. Because it’s short, I threw in a gratuitous cat picture for those that like that sort of thing.

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The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 6: Paint … & Stuff

Actually, the stuff is fairly exciting, and this will be a fairly quick update. Walls, It’s All About the Walls They finished mudding the walls last week, and then … wait for it … painted! That’s right, we have a coat of paint on the kitchen and outside closet walls,...

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A Cook Without a Kitchen: The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 5

I’ll have updates up soon, but for now, a story. The Backstory If you’ve been reading this blog, well first, thanks. And second, you probably know that I like to cook. So in addition to all the upset that’s bound to be caused by any major home remodel, not being...

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Peoria Restaurant Review: Hearth in the Heights

  This one’s been waiting for awhile, but I’m finally getting around to it. And it can be more professional-like, because I’ve been there several times now, for lunch and dinner, like a real restaurant reviewer. The Backstory We were in Chile when we got the horrible news that June...

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The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 4: Walls & Ceiling & Floor, Oh My

Oops Wow, apparently it’s been 10 days since my last kitchen update. Sorry about that, meant to do one sooner, but, well, stuff. And things. Anyway, here we are, and because it took so long there are some fairly exciting developments. And I WILL do a post about living without...

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One, Two and 14 Years Ago Today

I will get back to kitchen blog posts soon, I promise. But for now, a short diversion. 1 Year Ago Today One year ago today we accomplished my personal goal of keeping our wonderful rabbis in Peoria long enough for Joel to have his Bar Mitzvah with them. Made it by...

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The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 3: The Washing Machine Gets Jealous

The Second Weekend Updates Some exciting developments this week. Early in the week the subcontractors started arriving, specifically the heating/cooling guy and the electrical guy. Within a couple of days the ductwork from the old closet had been rerouted, as had the electrical cables and conduits that had been in...

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